Accession Number : AD0779425

Title :   Analysis of Pile Tests.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s) : Sherman,Walter C. , Jr. ; Holloway,D. Michael ; Trahan,Charles C.

Report Date : APR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 138

Abstract : The purposes of the study were to evaluate pile load test data obtained from Corps of Engineers offices and to compare these data in light of analytical design methods for predicting pile load capacities. Though many tests were performed, very few permitted a detailed analysis of the behavior of the pile-soil system. Carefully instrumented pile load tests, such as those performed at Old River Low-Sill Structure and Arkansas River Lock and Dam No. 4, provided the only sources of data for which the pile-soil interaction could be examined in sufficient detail. It was found that the conventional static pile capacity formulas do not adequately describe the behavior of piles in cohesionless soils.

Descriptors :   *Pile structures, *Soil mechanics, Interactions, Loads(Forces), Predictions, Soil dynamics, Shear strength

Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE